Rivers Game and Fish Association is dedicated to the conservation and sustainable use of fish, wildlife, and habitat resources in the surrounding area. Through promotion, education, and conservation programs, Rivers Game and Fish works to ensure healthy fish and wildlife populations. Our outdoor heritage and the time-honored traditions of hunting and angling must be preserved for future generations.

News and Upcoming Events:

September 19, 2021: Before the summer break, members voted unanimously in support of bestowing Hal Sveistrup with an honorary life membership. He was awarded a commemorative plaque at the September monthly meeting.

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August 20, 2021: Our archery event made the front page of the Rivers Banner! Archery season starts August 30—we wish everyone the best of luck. We hope to have more archery fun shoots in spring/summer 2022.

August 17, 2021: The archery event went very well—see our post under “Gun Range” or our posts on our Facebook page. Again, thank you to Jo-Brook for organizing the event! Volunteers had to bring their own chairs, as the Association had none, and it’s clear we need chairs for events and monthly meetings. I’m pleased to say that we were gifted some chairs just yesterday—Thank you to the Seniors Club for the donation of 13 second-hand chairs for our Education Center.

August 3, 2021: Super exciting news! A fun archery event at our new gun range (which is not yet open for gun shooting, but we can do archery!) Hope to see you there

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June 30, 2021: A huge thank-you to our sponsors this year. We want to highlight our sponsors Daly Truck and Tractor Repair (Rivers), Fountain Tire (Brandon), Luke’s Town Service (Elie), M&M Drilling (Rivers), Millco Steel Ltd (Brandon), Stewart Endeavors (Rivers), Super Thrifty (Rivers). Please patronize our sponsors and tell them Thank you for supporting Rivers & Area Game & Fish Association!

June 11, 2021: We now have a Constitution! It’s now available on the Resources side bar.

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April 1, 2021: This is no April Fool’s joke—285 tickets were sold in our 50/50 draw. That’s $1,425 for one lucky winner. We had Virginia Mathison at the Westoba Credit Union draw the ticket at 11am this morning. Kirstie LaFollette is the winner—Congratulations! Here are some photos of the draw, including one happy little helper Henry Gustin, President Thomas Gustin, Virginia Mathison, and long-time member Dave Falkevitch.

Thank you to everyone for supporting the Association.
 
 

 

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March 12, 2021: We made the front page again! Check out this great media coverage by the Rivers Banner on our newly erected building, which will serve as an Education Centre, located at our new gun range. A huge milestone in achieving our goal. Still lots of work to do before it’s open. Stay tuned!

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February 17, 2021: We are selling 50/50 raffle tickets from now until March 31. Draw date is April 1. Tickets are $10 each and proceeds go toward ongoing Rivers And Area Game and Fish Association projects. License #2021-04 issued by Riverdale Municipality. Contact Sarah at sarah.plosker@gmail.com to get yours today!

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February 15, 2021: Over $1 million granted by Brandon Area Community Foundation in 2020. Media coverage includes the new concrete at our boat launch mentioned on our “Fishing News” page.

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January 26, 2021: Media coverage on the Southwest Wildlife group meeting we participated in on January 16. Some nice press coverage by Discover Westman.

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January 15, 2021: Decals with our club logo, 3.5×4″, Exterior grade vinyl, UV laminated, black with white background. New members get one free. We are also selling them for $5 each. These decals could be proudly displayed on your vehicle, boat, ice shanty windows, gun case or wherever. Buy a decal for each! Contact Bruno Bruederlin at 204 761 1264 or vwbuglover@gmail.com to order yours today.

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January 15, 2021: We made the front page! A full update on the progress of our gun range can be found in the latest issue of the Rivers Banner. Check it out.

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January 13, 2021: The Rivers and Area Game & Fish Association is the first @RiverCoC Member of the Month for 2021. Michelle Budiwski, President of the Rivers & District Chamber of Commerce, interviews past President and long-time member, Dave Falkevitch. See the interview on Facebook here.

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October 9, 2020: The Rivers and Area Game and Fish Association Scholarship has been awarded to Rivers resident and recent graduate Kaelen Quane, who is now enrolled at Lethbridge College for conservation studies. Full Rivers Banner story here. We wish Kaelen the best of luck in his studies and future career!

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Residents of the Riverdale municipality and surrounding area, 

The Rivers & Area Game and Fish Association would like to inform the public of the following changes. 

Some may have noticed that the old gravel pits by the town lagoon have been fenced off and a gate across the road with it being locked out.  It is known many have used this area over the years as a location to sight in their hunting rifles.  The association has worked out a land use agreement with the municipality and this area will no longer be available to the general public. 

With that being said, Rivers Game and Fish has been working very hard during this difficult year in trying to create a legal, licensed, multi-functional gun and archery range.  There is a lot of work in terms of safety requirements, ground work, you name it in making a range to today’s standards.  The new range will consist of an archery lane, shotgun area, 25m and 50m pistol bays, and a 200m rifle lane. Safety is the association’s number one priority.  Proper safety measures and protocols are being created along with proper designated firing lanes created.  We hoped to have the range operational this year in 2020 but with the onset of Covid-19 it has put us behind schedule.  Finishing touches should be finished by the end of the year and the rest will be in the hands of the Federal Government for licensing approval.  The range opening is now scheduled for the spring of 2021.  Licensing and insurance requirements require users to be members of the association responsible for the range.  Since the Rivers & Area Game and Fish Association will be the licensed operator for the range all users must become a member of the association along with joining the division of the gun range.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may bring but moving forward one can rest assured you will be able to shoot in a legal, licensed, multi-functional range that everyone can enjoy.   

Rivers & Area Game and Fish Association

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Despite all the negativity regarding 2020 and Covid our association had a little positive news happen.  Members Tom and Sarah welcomed the birth of their son Henry, born July 24th. 

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Manitoba has introduced a new online licencing system.  You will be required to create an account and purchase fishing and hunting licenses, along with your provincial park pass.  For more information please visit the licensing website by clicking -Here-.

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13th Annual Ice Fishing Derby results please CLICK HERE.

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See below for our association sponsors who make our events a success.  These are local companies that through these tough times have supported us—please support them!

2020 – Association Sponsors: